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Mar 19, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of Irish and Irish-informed dance music, from Rig The Jig, Natalie MacMaster, and various contra dance (and similar) bands and musicians.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music, Irish, jig, reel
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Mar 11, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of mostly Contra Dance music from Noah, Julie, and their band Buddy System, to mark their March 2019 swing through Northern California.  Tracks from Ride the Wheel (BS), Dark Sky, Bright Stars (Julie Vallimont), and The Hurricane EP (The Faux Paws, with a tune written by Noah VanNorstrand).  Also, two unreleased concert segments from CDH @ Morgantown WV 2019.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Buddy System Band, Contra Dance, music, Noah VanNorsrtrand, Julie Vallimont, The Faux...
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Mar 4, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of dance/danceable music from Quebec, French New England/Breton, Louisiana Cajun, and Brazilian/Bahia traditions, to mark Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras / Carnaval.  Artists include Domino, Nightingale, Charivari, Rhythm Devils, Sergio Mendez, Angelique Kidjo, and Toots Thielemans
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Mardi Gras, Acadian, Cajun, Quebeqois, Breton, Brazil, Bahia, dance, music
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Feb 18, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of Contra Dance music from Eloise & Co., celebrating their appearance at Fiddling Frog 2019.  Four tracks (unmastered versions) from their 2018 (not '1918') CD 'More, Please!' (the CD sounds even better!), plus tracks from Becky Tracy's earlier work with Nightingale, Wild Asparagus and on her Evergreen CD, plus Rachel Bell's work with 7 collaborators on her 2016 CD 'Tone Chamber', and an extra dash of Andrew VanNorstrand playing on Mr. Plow, a Great Bear Trio track.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, Dance, Music, Fiddling Frog, Eloise & Co., Becky Tracy, Rachel Bell,...
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Feb 11, 2019 KQBM
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A two-hour special Ruckus broadcast: all waltzes, mostly from contra/country/social dance traditions but diverse, to mark Valentine's Day 2019.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, waltz, romantic
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Feb 4, 2019 KQBM
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Music from the bent and broken side of romance, to set the stage for next week (Valentine's Day).  Some sad social dances, but those are hard to find :) so -- stretching out further afield from the dance scenes --  there are some vocal tracks from different genres, mostly peppy, musically; all angsting about the vicissitudes of love.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra, dance, music, heartbreak
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Jan 28, 2019 KQBM
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An interview with Gaye Fifer, a popular North American dance caller and current President of CDSS.org.  Gaye talks with us about traditional community social dancing in North America, and takes us back towards its roots in English Country Dance, a tradition still thriving here along with Contra and Square dancing.  Music for this program is a blend of old and new 'English' with a dash of traditional New England and an Olde Chestnut thrown in for luck.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, English Country, dance, music, Gaye Fifer, contra
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Jan 21, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of North American dance music (lots of Contra) donated to the Ruckus program or gifted to me over the past few weeks.  Some of the newer pieces are from Riptide, Mean Lids, Euphor, Owen Morrison, and Julie Vallimont.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, dance, music, waltz
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Jan 15, 2019 KQBM
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Contra dance music, some new, from touring artists playing gigs in California in January through April, 2019.  Included: Elixir, Mean Lids, Riptide, Buddy System, plus solo/side projects, and also examples of works by Ed Howe, Rodney Miller, Stuart Kenny, and Mark Hellenberg, who will play Contra Carnivale 2019 in Drive Train and/or Rhythm Raptors.  Some waltzs and 'Electro'.  [Photo of: Mean Lids]
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, Dance, Music, Carnivale, Epicenter, Electro
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Jan 7, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of highly energetic music, mostly Contra Dance tunes, including new tracks and old favorites.  "If you're listening and not moving, you're not doing it right..."
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra, dance, music, zesty
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Dec 4, 2018 KQBM
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An hour of fiddle-forward music from some North American dance traditions, especially Contra dance.  Mostly men this week, not always, and often with 2 or 3 fiddles playing together.  And a first listen to a fine new track from Stringrays (2019) 'Ticket To Nowhere' CD.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra, dance, music, fiddle, twin fiddles, waltz, Stringrays
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Nov 28, 2018 KQBM
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An hour of music from Master Fiddler Rodney Miller, from early years of the New England Contra Dance revival of the 1970s, through an evolution of influences over the years, to the artistry he embodies today.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra, dance, music, fiddle, fiddler, Rodney Miller, Airdance, Stringrays
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Nov 20, 2018 KQBM
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An hour of 'string band / contra dance' music featuring Canadian- and American-based women on the fiddle.  Many artists, lots of variety, great music!  Skills and passion.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra, dance, music, fiddle, violin, women
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Nov 15, 2018 KQBM
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Elzic: "How can we miss you when you won't go away?" [h/t Dan Hicks]  Elzic's Farewell, written by a Civil War Veteran, is an old tune with a modern vibe.  In this show we hear what different artists have done with it, including borrowing or quoting some of its musical DNA in contemporary tracks.  Interspersed throughout this show are a range of other Goodbye/Farewell tunes and songs: Dylan, Ashokan, Elsie's, and more. 
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, dance, music, Elzic, Elzic's farewell
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Nov 5, 2018 KQBM
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The Parson Sisters (from ABQ, NM) LIVE in Studio Blue for an hour of live music, conversation, and select favorite tracks.  They bring a sampler of their diverse traditional and original musical influences.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, dance, music, contra dance, folk music, Baklan Music, Irish Music, The Parson...
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Oct 30, 2018 KQBM
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An hour of favorite tracks, in an exploration of how Contra Dance artists switch up rhythms of jigs against reels to create energy, drama and mood.  Two tracks have the 6/8-rhythmic DNA of a jig working inside of a 4/4 frame; can you spot them?  I led off with a dead mic in the studio, making the hour more, or less, interesting depending on your POV; can you spot the mistakes?  The first full track, by Elixir, promotes Dancing Around In Your Bones -- Happy Halloween!
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra dance, music, jigs, reels
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Oct 22, 2018 KQBM
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A selection of dance-able Jigs and Reels, with notes on what they are, how they differ, and how they each sound and 'feel'.  These tracks will set up next week's show, which will feature examples of how Jigs and Reels can interact.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra dance, music, jigs, reels
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Oct 8, 2018 KQBM
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An appreciation of the early recorded music of The Great Bear Trio, and Andrew and Noah, with selections from three CDs: 2003-2005.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, Dance, Music, Great Bear
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Sep 18, 2018 KQBM
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Contra dance jigs, reels and waltzes from the co-headliner bands at the 2018 Echo Summit Dance Camp: Latter Day Lizards and Toss the Possum.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra, dance, music, echo summit
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Sep 10, 2018 KQBM
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An hour of varied Contra dance music featuring The Four Potatoes, or sometimes three, or...
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra, dance, music
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Sep 3, 2018 KQBM
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An hour of contra dance medleys from a truly amazing 'community' dance band, the 75-player Portland Megaband.  Communities intersect in the dance hall.  Featuring tracks from 2009's CD 'A Beneficial Tradition'.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra dance, music, community band, Portland Megaband
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Aug 27, 2018 KQBM
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An hour of 'old-timey' music in the Appalachian tradition, with one set from the Contra dance music scene and a second set from 'Shout Lulu!' by The Rockinghams.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, dance, square dance, old timey music, appalachian music
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Aug 20, 2018 KQBM
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An hour with The Horse Flies, exploring the diverse facets of their work over their 37 years together, as well as in other configurations of players.  A thank you.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, The Horse Flies, dance music
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Aug 14, 2018 KQBM
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Music from "A Portland Selection" complements a description of what an evening of Contra Dancing is like.  Listeners are encouraged to give it a try, because...  it's really good fun!
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra dance, music
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Aug 7, 2018 KQBM
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Origins of Contra (& Square, EC) Dance, and history/tradition in New England.
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Jul 31, 2018 KQBM
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Contra Dance music starts to swing!  Origins and evolution.  Great tunes, great bands, cool waltzes too.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus
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Jul 23, 2018 KQBM
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Showcases what five bands can do when they might or might not strictly be playing dance music.  Includes vocal tracks, plus two waltzes from the 2018 Echo Summit Dance Camp lineup.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus
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Jul 16, 2018 KQBM
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Dance music rooted in French traditions in North America, from Canada, New England, and Louisiana, to celebrate a holiday.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus
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Jul 9, 2018 KQBM
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Contra and other dance tunes featuring the sound of the flute.  Musings on ancient bone flutes and the origins of music and community.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus
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Jul 2, 2018 KQBM
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One hour show with New England style Contra dance music from the 1970 - 2003 period.
Topics: KQBM, ruckus
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Jun 28, 2018 KQBM
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One hour radio show introducing Contra and Community Dancing and dance music.
Topics: KQBM, There's a Ruckus, Rick